Deirdre of the Sorrows, You're Not to Blame
A Dheirdre, dè an fios a bh’agad? An robhO Deirdre, what did you know? Did you
Fios agad air an fhàisneachadh ‘n Dhraoidh Cathbhadh?Know about the prophecy of the Druid Cathbad?
Dè smaoinich thu? ‘N do ghabh thu uabhas aig anWhat did you think? Did you take horror at that
Smaoin sin gum millteadh rìoghachd mhòr air do shon…?Idea that a great kingdom would be ruined on your account…?
An iarr thu an dàn a dh’fhàisnich Cathbhadh?Did you want the fate that Cathbad foretold?
Och, Eilèin nam Gàidheal, ‘s gann gun rugadh tu 'n uairAlas, O Helen of the Gaels, hardly were you born
Gun d’ dh’aithris Cathbhadh ‘n targradh: bhitheadh tusaWhen Cathbad reported the prophecy: you would be
‘Nad nighean fhèin a b’ mhaisich’ uile h-ÈireannThe very fairest daughter of all Ireland
Ach rachadh rìghrean